What would Milarepa do?

Dear readers,

I submit for your consideration a Milarepa quote that comes to us from Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso.

“A doer and deed refined until they’re gone this way of working with conduct it works quite well.”

Yes, it is horrible what Thrangu Rinpoche and his creatures have done to the Tibetan people.

That being said, I say let history be their judge in this regard, not us.

It is what it is.

At least we know what happened.

Finally.

Moving forward, we need look no further than to the example of Milarepa to guide us as dharma practitioners in processing what Thrangu Rinpoche and his creatures have done to the Tibetan people in collaborating with the Chinese Government to make Ogyen Trinley Dorje 17th Karmapa.

Long live the Karma Kagyu lineage!

As for Ogyen Trinley Dorje and his Karma Kagyu sect only time will tell what history has in store for them.

Bill

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The Karma Kagyu sect is bought and paid for by the Chinese Government

Dear Readers,

What I’m talking about is not the Karma Kagyu lineage, I’m talking about a group of men who collaborated with China’s occupation of Tibet who have accumulated billions of dollars in return for doing so.

The Panama Papers are but the tip of the iceberg.

We can no longer presume that these men have anything to do with the Karma Kagyu lineage which came to us from Tibet in the late 20th century which those of us that consider ourselves to be Karma Kagyu hold dear.

Bill

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The Panama Papers are but the tip of the iceberg for the Karma Kagyu sect

Dear readers,

Hindsight being 20/20, thanks to the Panama Papers we can now see that neither Situ nor Shamar Rinpoches were a profile in courage during the interegnum, known to us in the West as the “Karmapa Controvery,” their dispute over who got to name the 17th Karmapa.

It turns out neither did.

What in fact happened was the following.

After the 16th Karmapa passed away in 1981 the Chinese Government reached out to Thrangu Rinpoche with the opportunity to repatriate his Karma Kagyu sect from exile and re-establish itself in its traditional role vis à vis the rulers of China in exchange for his recognition of China’s occupation in Tibet.

All the while Situ and Shamar were bickering over who got to name the 17th Karmapa, through Chen Li-an, a Taiwanese Buddhist in support of the unification of Taiwan and Mainland China, the government was secretly pouring money into the Karma Kagyu sect, enough to make it the richest sect of Tibetan Buddhism today.

The Panama Papers are just the tip of the iceberg, but one of the off-shore accounts used by the Karma Kagyu sect to hide these funds.

If the Guardian was able to document a billion dollars in verifiable assets we can only imagine how much money China has transferred to the Karma Kagyu sect over the decades in a quid pro quo for allowing China to make Ogyen Trinley Dorje 17th Karmapa.

When China claims the right to be the arbiters of succession for all sects of Tibetan Buddhism, which it does, including any future Dalai Lama, they have the precedent of their approving the enthronement of Ogyen Trinley Dorje as 17th Karmapa at Tsurphu Monastery to support said claim.

A supporter of Shamar Rinpoche here attempted to take Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s demise as 17th Karmapa to claim that this is proof that his side of the “Karmapa Controversy” was right about Situ Rinpoche.

This is my response, which I submit to you for your consideration.

The petty bickering of Situ and Shamar Rinpoches over who got to name the 17th Karmapa had nothing to do with what has happened.

Neither Rinpoche saw what was really at stake, the future of a Free Tibet.

Both were equally played by the Chinese government in this matter.

Bill

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Is there any question that OTD is indeed China’s Billionare Karmapa?

Dear readers,

Apparently, Ron Leifer, MD, takes exception to my characterization of Ogyen Trinley Dorje as “China’s Billionare Karmapa” here.

What can I say?

There is no question that His Holiness is China’s choice for 17th Karmapa.

That OTD was enthroned at Tsurphu Monastery is proof enough of his fact.

The Tibetans who made this happened are collaborators for doing so.

This is a historical fact.

That OTD is a billionare is public record thanks to reporting by the Guardian.

There is no question that Ogyen Trinley Dorje is China’s Billionare Karmapa.

Bill

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Ponlop Rinpoche how is it that your brother remains Tsurphu Labrang?

Ponlop Rinpoche and his brother, Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche, Tsurphu Labrang.

Dear readers,

How is it that Ponlop Rinpoche’s brother, Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche is still Tsurphu Labrang?

Bill

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Is it time for China’s Billionare Karmapa to step down as head of his Karma Kagyu sect?

  

Dear readers,

Since 2007, not once, but twice, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, China’s Billionare Karmapa has been implicated in schemes to defraud the people of India as head of his Karma Kagyu sect.

As head of said Karma Kagyu sect, the buck stops with His Holiness.

A fish rots from the head, which begs the question, is it time for Ogyen Trinley Dorje to step down as head of his Karma Kagyu sect and enter retreat for the foreseeable future until this matter is resolved to our satisfaction.

Bill

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Was the Buddha a morally ethical person?

Dear readers,

Was the Buddha a morally ethical person?

Yes.

I think so.

Then how is it that OTD’s Karma Kagyu sect has on two occasions since 2008 been implicated in schemes to defraud the taxpayers of India and otherwise disrespect the Indian people?

Who does he think himself to be.

I would like to know how it is that we can associate our practice with such people as examples of who we are as Buddhists.

I don’t know, so I ask.

Bill

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